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DUAC proposes easier building bye-laws

delhi Updated: Jan 11, 2012 23:47 IST
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The Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) has proposed simplification of building bye-laws and setting up of a single window clearance system to avoid undue delays in approving building plans.

The DUAC chairperson and team members, who assumed office a few months ago, said they would emphasise on rejuvenation of Delhi’s green areas and gardens.

Owing to the multiplicity of authorities in the national Capital, a building proposal requires approval from various agencies like fire, local civic body and also environmental clearance.

Advocating simplification of building bye-laws for the Capital, DUAC chairperson Raj Rewal said, "Each authority takes its own time to examine and clear a proposal. It leads to considerable time lapse and many a times, recommendation of different authorities are at cross purpose with each other."

Sonali Bhagwati, a DUAC member, said, “The objective is to consider proposals at a common platform and explore the possibility of setting up of a single window clearance system. The idea is to have an online process.”

The commission has already constituted a 'committee of experts' to study the subject in details, she said at a media interaction.

The DUAC also plans to rejuvenate Delhi's greens.

To make gardens live places for different cross sections of society, it has proposed to undertake a study of 50 gardens in the city. "For instance, not all gardens are accessible during night hours. We are taking into consideration issues such as these (security concerns) and also the utilisation of space. A garden or a green area can have a playground, a place for art gallery or for that matter, a track to take a walk during night," Rewal said.